What is Web 2.0 and Why it is Important? Part five
November 25, 2008

Benefits of Web 2.0 (contd.)

Online Virtual Learning
Web 2.0 has strongly supported the concept of Online Virtual Learning which is the process of learning in Online Virtual Environment where teachers and learners are separated by time and space. This has opened doors for better and improved learning for many people. Online Virtual Learning is very popular amongst busy professionals.

Participatory Culture

Participatory Culture is a culture in which mutual participation is duly appreciated and encouraged and everybody have the facility to share his personal views and ideas on topic of interest. This new culture as it relates to the Internet is in existence largely due to Web 2.0.


Folksonomy also referred to as Social Tagging is the method of collaboratively tagging content for the purpose of categorization. Folksonomies became popular on the Web around 2004 as Social websites especially Social Bookmarking websites and Photo Sharing websites starting using this methodology. Tagging, which is considered to be the strong characteristic of Web 2.0 services, allows common non-technical users to collectively classify and find information which Folksonomy did bring to Web.

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